Creston California

Creston News               December 10,  2019





the above photo was taken around 2007. The store changed owners in February of 2014 and then, again, on January 1st of 2016, with a few familiar faces behind the counter ! Excellent food and friendly service.  They have on hand some delicious cookies, and brownies (baked in house) ::::  check out the counter ! 

Creston Area  Calendar of Events

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HUGE   NEWSFLASH -  A Community Center for Creston has been a collective dream for over 25 years ( as of 2019) and is coming into its own thanks to the generosity of members of our community and two important granting agencies here in San Luis Obispo County, namely The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County who awarded CATCH a Build Grant and San Luis Obispo County who awarded CATCH a Beautification and Infrastructure Grant in 2019. Together, these two grants allowed the CATCH Fund to construct a large, concrete patio with a metal shade structure that will be used by the community for events, celebrations and fundraisers of all types.  The CATCH Board's first event to make use of their new metal shade cover and pation was the annual Halloween celebration sponsored to local families free of charge by the Creston Women's Club and the Creston Garden Club. Kids and families come to "town" ( 9 square blocks) to grab a hot dog, baked goods, and candy at the decorated Community Center while socializing with friends and neighbors and admiring each other's costumes. They then head off to circumnavigate the "tiny town" of Creston and "Trick or Treat".

Newsflash:  the Creston Market has a new phone #  - you can call in your orders for delicious deli sandwiches,   ! -  805-835-5016

NEWSFLASH::  I have posted some new phone numbers and contact info onto the Links/Contacts page.  I have posted the addresses and phone numbers of our elected officials on the contact page.

DID  YOU  KNOW THAT  THE GARDEN CLUB  HAS AN AREA INSIDE  THE COMMUNITY  VOLUNTEER  GARDEN  WHERE CELEBRATION - MEMORIAL - HONOR  TYPE ENGRAVED  BRICKS ARE  INSTALLED ?  It is located at the main entrance, around the three birch trees that are in a huge raised planter !  Anyone can personalize a brick and help support the Community Garden Club - which uses proceeds to maintain and improve our gorgeous community garden - which is sort of like the only real  "park" located here in our Creston area !! Applications to create a personal brick are right there at the entrance to the Garden - which is located on Swayze Street, next to the Rodeo Grounds, and for more info on this idea, please call Judy at  805-226-9489. I have purchased two bricks so far -  one that honors friends and family, and the other that honors the memory of my two beloved BLM Mustangs, who were very dear to me, of course ! The cost for three lines is $75.  I am guessing that there are over 50 bricks in that area so far.

The Creston Advisory Body meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month inside the Church Sanctuary. Check out their web site for details  ( see my Links / Contacts page ) and the Bulletin Board for the Agenda that is posted 3 days before their meeting. The agenda is also posted inside the local Library ! All sorts of reports are given, such as Police, Fire, District 5 - Debbie Arnold, etc. If you have any questions, check out their informative web site - the address is on my Links and Contacts page ( see button above ).
For those of you new to Creston, the Library is open on Tuesdays from 1 - 7  pm, Thursdays noon - 6 pm, and Fridays 10 am  - 4 pm. You can order whatever you want ( books, CDs  , DVDs, VHS movies, documentaries, pretty much ANY  magazine, etc ) by logging on to   and place your order, and then it can be shipped to the Creston Library for pick up during regular hours.  Also, did you know that you can download a book to your electronic device right  inside the Library ?? and lastly, there is free WiFi right outside the Library,  24/7  // 365  !

   The local Friends of the Creston Library meets at  11:30 am on the Second Thursday each month. Lots of exciting activities at the Library ! the backyard project has made some progress in the last two years: a healthy, flowering Locust was donated by the Garden Club and installed into the ground by Kay and Paul Kunzler. Several local residents have been creating the landscape in the back yard.  Thank you to Brooke for installing the fantastic new drip irrigation system !

  Thursday   Dec 12th   3 PM   the Library is hosting "Holiday movie time" featuring a wonderful film rated G  ( all ages )  - The name of the film being screened is a surprise !   Come and join us ! 

   Thursday, Dec 12th, around 6 PM, inside the Community Center, the Garden Club hosts its annual Christmas Party, complete with music and an enormous Pot Luck. Invitations are being emailed to all the members, but, new faces are always welcome. The members are bringing their families with them. There is a phone # contact on my Links/Contacts page or contact me for details.

  Saturday  December 14th  - Our annual CATCH  FUND  Christmas Dinner Fund Raiser at the Community Center. This Dinner Party begins at 5 pm and runs until 8 pm. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $45 per person, or reserve a table for 8 for $400. To purchase your tickets, please telephone Donna at 805-610-1517. Remit to Donna via snail mail:   Donna  c/o CATCH Fund, PO Box 403, Creston,  93432.  Deadline to order your tickets is  Dec.  6,  2019. Fabulous Mexican meal, a  lively dessert auction  ( gorgeous high end, baked by locals ), and all sorts of Silent Auction items, and a very active no-host bar.  This annual fund raiser helps the CATCH Board to make needed improvements to our beloved Center. Check out the beautiful wood bench in front of the Center, hand made by Volunteer Firefighter and long time Helping Hand, Bob Cazier.  Sadly, Bob passed away, but his memory lives on.  

   Saturday,  Dec.  21st  5 PM - Christmas Lighted Vehicle Parade,  meets near the Long Branch Saloon, and any type of vehicle, bicycle, horse, tractor, boat on a trailer, whatever you want. There will be a warming fire, and locals line up along Hwy 229 and the parade circles the town about 3 or 4 times !  TOO  MUCH  FUN.

  Tuesday,  Dec 24th starting around 9 am, the annual Street Party in front of the Post Office, with Santa arriving around 11 am to pass out gifts donated by the Women's Club and children's books donated by Friends of the Library. There will be three large coffee pots on a spit, about 5 long tables full of all sorts of stuff, including tasty sausage bites and burritos created by a group of men, heated on a BarBQ in the driveway .... Please bring whatever you want.  Two or three men usually bring Dutch Oven desserts and set up a table by the coffee ! There should be coffee cups and sugar and creamer on the table nearest the coffee. I am guessing that between 200  - 300 people show up, and over 100 gifts are given to the kids ! Santa will be sitting on the brand new bench in front of the Post Office. The party usually wraps up around noon !


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